Management

Graham Street
CEO
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Graham is Universal Homes’ well-respected and experienced Chief Executive. Being with Universal Homes for 39 years, there is very little that Graham doesn’t know about the New Zealand building industry. Graham has a solid accountancy background, and is an Associate Member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mike Pearce
Sales Manager
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Mike is Universal Homes’ dynamic Sales Manager, with 20+ years of experience in the residential industry. Mike has a Diploma in Business, majoring in real estate management, and knows exactly what it takes to build a referral base of satisfied customers.

Kennedy Tan
Business Development Manager
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Kennedy arrived in New Zealand in 2002, and after studying the Auckland housing market, soon discovered his passion for property. He completed his Master’s degree in 2011 before returning to China, where he spent two years planning and marketing waterfront properties.

Debbie Landale
Financial Controller
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With a Bachelor of Commerce and over 27 years of financial experience at Universal, Debbie’s exceptional eye for detail, ability to accurately forecast present and future commitments, and stay on budget serves her well as our highly regarded Financial Controller. Debbie has also been involved with the development and implementation of new IT systems.

Sales Team

Maryanne Bawden
Sales East Park & Millwater
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Maryanne offers home buyers all the advantages of her naturally friendly and helpful service, combined with her strong financial services background and untiring work ethic. With over 20 years experience with Universal,  Maryanne knows the ‘ins and outs’ of the Universal home buying process from all angles, having been an assistant accountant before joining the Sales team.

Annette Margaret
Sales Support Hobsonville Point
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Annette is Universal Homes’ sales support dynamo, working alongside Steve & Marie at the exciting Hobsonville Point development. Having been a trained counsellor and business woman for most of her adult life, Annette knows how to listen and translate desires into reality.

Laura Bagosi
Sales Support Hobsonville Point
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Laura has been based at Hobsonville Point since 2011. Armed with a friendly smile and engaging Irish charm, she provides dedicated sales support for the constant stream of customers enquiring about this growing development.

Project Management

Dean Hodgson
Project Manager
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Dean has been a leading Project Manager for Universal Homes for the last 10 years. His professional, down-to-earth manner proves to be an enormous asset when the pressure goes on to finish each home to the high standards Universal requires.

 

Grant Ruddy
Construction/H&S Involvment
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Grant is a hardworking professional, with a passion for doing a job once and doing it right. Each Universal Home constructed with Grants involvement, is credit to his attention to detail and passion for Health and Safety.

 

Gerard Costello
Civil Project Manager
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With over 8 years’ experience in land development in projects all over the world, Gerards experience is a proven asset to Universal. Responsible for the land development management including programming, resource consenting and civil works he holds a Bachelor of Surveying.

Grant Jones
Project Manager Hobsonville Point
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Grant is a hardworking professional, with a passion for doing a job once and doing it right. Each Universal Home constructed with Grants involvement, is credit to his attention to detail and passion for Health and Safety.

 

Shane Currie
Project Manager
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Shane has been in the construction industry for 15 years and has recently joined the Universal team. Dedicated and hardworking, Shane has a personal interest in good design and quality architecture.

 

Mike Clark
Project Manager
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Michael is a qualified builder with over 20 years’ experience in both residential and commercial construction. Using both his practical and procedural management skills, Mike enjoys seeing a job from start to finish. 

Dan Jackson
Project Manager
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Since completing his apprenticeship with Universal Homes, Daniel's enthusiasm and experience for construction continues to grow. On completion of his apprenticeship, he set off on an adventure around New Zealand and overseas before returning to the Universal Team to start his project management career. 

Design Team

Sunil Prasad
Planning & Design Manager
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When it comes to getting things done at Universal Homes, Sunil is an enthusiastic leader. Sunil’s passion for his job and the challenges it offers means there is never a dull moment when it comes to getting things exactly right.

Calvin McCallum
Senior Designer
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Calvin is Universal Homes’ innovative, outgoing senior architectural designer. A Licensed Build Practitioner (Design 2) with over 30 years experience in the building industry, Calvin has over ten years involvement with Universal Homes in a variety of roles.

Trish Merryweather
Consents Administrator
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With 12 years previous experience in council regulation, Trish is Universal Homes' ultra-efficient and personable consents administrator for all our housing developments across Auckland and the wider North Island.

Elmer Hermo
Senior Designer
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Elmer is Universal Homes’ cutting-edge, fashion conscious Architectural Designer. Possessing two Architectural degrees (International and NZ) and with over 19 years of experience in the building industry, he keeps Universal ahead of the latest building and home design trends.

Hiren Kedia
Senior Designer
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Originally from India, Hiren moved to New Zealand in 2009 to complete both a Bachelor of Architecture and his Masters of Architecture. His eye for detail, strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines, even under pressure make him an integral part of our design team. 

Zane Moore
Architectural Designer
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Zane Moore is one of Universal Homes’ youngest members. Zane has tremendous dedication and passion for the building & design industry. In 2012 Zane qualified as an Architectural Technologist and is now a valued, ambitious member of the Universal team. 

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